Our Whole Lives
Friday, November 22, 2019 at 6:30 PM to Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 3:00 PM

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Christ UMC, 400 5th Ave SW., Rochester, MN 55902-3273

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Day One – Our Whole Lives: Caring Through Congregations
6:30-8:00pm - November 22 - FREE
Care For Caregivers: How We Are Changed By The Work We Do
Death and crises are part of life. Life changing events challenge our coping skills and cause us to look at our priorities. Being a “helper” in any type of loss situation is challenging. Our work, our compassion, our empathy takes a toll on us. It can also transform us. Come and learn ways we can be changed by the work that we do in ways that lead to growth.
Sponsored by: Christ UMC Rochester – Zumbro Lutheran Church – Seasons Hospice – Mayo Clinic Hospice Rochester
Day Two – Our Whole Lives: Caring Through Congregations
8:30am - 3:00pm - November 23 – $45
Register online or call CUMC 507-289-4019
Holy Listening: Best Practices
This day-long seminar will help us to listen with open ears and hearts to others sharing their soul journeys. It is especially designed for clergy and lay visitor teams. It will feature keynote speaker Ben Wolfe, renowned grief and loss expert. There will be large and small group sessions, a selection of workshops and worship. Suggested donation is $45.00. Lunch and morning snack included.
Ben Wolfe will be the presenter for day one and keynote speaker for day two. 
Ben Wolfe, M.Ed., Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, and Fellow in Thanatology, is a grief, loss and transition trainer/consultant with 28 years experience as director and grief therapist of St. Mary’s Medical Center’s Grief Support Center in Duluth, MN. He is a former president of the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC) He consults and trains internationally and has given over 2,000 presentations dealing with grief and loss. In addition to chapters in books, he has authored numerous articles related to grief and loss and served for ten years on the St. Mary’s Medical Center’s Bio-Ethics Committee. Additionally, for over 25 years Ben taught university graduate courses on death and dying, and for 23 years also taught an eight week course on life-threatening illness at the U of MN, Duluth School of Medicine, where he still teaches each summer. 

Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

122 West Franklin Avenue, Suite 400 Minneapolis, MN 55404


(612) 870-0058